Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Colorado and Crafting

Hello friends!  I'm back from a spectacular vacation and celebration in Colorado.  My sister-in-law got married there on Saturday, and it was such a beautiful wedding.  What a blessing to celebrate her wedding and spend time with my husband's BIG clan, as we enjoyed the Rocky Mountains.  I'll share some pics of the trip at the end of this post, but first I'm contributing some whites to the White Wednesday  party this week.
I've been crafting and sewing some new items for my Etsy store

Here's a pile of pillows and a pair of sachets:

This pillow is made with a cute monogram printed fabric:

I absolutely adore these little sachets.  I used vintage cocktail napkins (found on this flea market trip) for the sachets, filling them with a muslin insert of lavender:

The edges of the napkins were hand-sewn together with pale blue embroidery thread:

I originally made this white linen pillow for the shop, but have decided I can't part with it...

There are some of these small angel wings ornaments in the shop, and I plan to make more large sized ones.  I'm happy that they have been selling quite well!

This tiny craft store frame showcases some vintage wallpaper.  I may embellish the paper with some glass glitter and also list it in the store soon:

This white basket I used to cart the goods was a thrift store find not too long ago.  It was only $1!

Such happy whites...I'm looking forward to seeing more over at White Wednesday.

I'm sorry to say my camera battery died before my sister-in-law's wedding, so I don't have photos of that gorgeous day.  But here we are enjoying a hike around Lily Lake near Estes Park, Colorado.

The views were glorious, and this female deer came so close to us after taking a quick splash in the lake:

What a great vacation, but now it's time to gear up for fall.  :)


Marilyn said...

Glad you could enjoy some our beautiful mountains on your trip. My three favorite people and I were in Estes Park for a day trip just last week. We just did a few shops and had a nice lunch. Such a nice day up there and much cooler than out here on the plains!

Your pillows and sachets are sweet.♥♫

It's me said...

Welcome home darling....great pictures.....love thet little angel wings !!..enjoy your day..love Ria...xxx...

Anne said...

Beautiful photos of you and your family.Looks like a wonderful vacation! My daughter heads back to school in a week.Where did this summer go?Your pillows are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Hi Susan,
I'm so glad you had such a lovely trip! I love the photos of you and your family! You are all just beautiful!!
And your new designs are fabulous!!
I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer!

Amy Kinser said...

Such beautiful things you have made and such a beautiful family you have.

Donna said...

What great photos of you and your family, Susan! Isn't Colorado just gorgeous? Sounds like a wonderful setting for a wedding. It's one of my new favorite states, after falling in love with it on the way back from Washington. Love, love love your beautiful sachets and pillows!

andrea@townandprairie said...

I really like the idea of vintage wallpaper in a frame! This idea is waiting to explode! Run with it!

Blessed Serendipity said...

Such beautiful things you have been working on. Those angel wings are precious! Love the photos with the deer too.


Anonymous said...

See your angel wings on my latest post on HomrForGood.NET. Linda

Anonymous said...

Sorry, HomeForGood.net. To see your angel wings. Hard to type on ipad! :-)

Heaven's Walk said...

Complete gorgeousness, Susan! Love your sweet pillows, especially that monogrammed one! So unique! The photos of you in Colorado are wonderful! Looks like you had a great time! :)

xoxo laurie

Anonymous said...

Beautiaful pillows and sachets, love the blue thread sewing them together,

farmhouse-story said...

such gorgeous family pics, susan:) i esp. love those angel wings!!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

OMGosh...the kids are getting so big!! Beautiful family photos and beautiful new creations too!!
Glad you had a fun vacation!

Unknown said...

beautiful postie ! ! And the angel wings ! Gentleness , tenderness , beauty and romance !I love!!!
xoxo...by Vicky

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Oh Susan!!!

Looks like you had a lovely little vacation over there!!! LOVE all those pictures - your family is just beautiful! And those nature images are just amazing! I'm sure your sister's wedding was just gorgeous!!!

By the way, I am in love with your sachets - the ones with the vintage fabric are my fave!!!

Happy (upcoming) weekend to you!!!


A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Your new creations are precious, and I especially favor those sweet sachets. How pretty! Looks like you've been very busy. Hope to see you again before Fall.
Blessings & hugs,

Heather said...

Oh, love all this white! It's so restful and lovely! And sounds like you had a great vacation in Colorado-- you probably flew right over me in Oklahoma! :D love the family photos!~

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